Five years ago, I moved to New York City the way a lot of people move to this city: with a few boxes and a dream.
The dream was to be on Broadway, see my name is headache-inducing lights, and sing and dance my way to standing ovations. It wasn’t an original dream by any means, but I felt the hunger, and I chased it.
So I moved to New York. And things got real. My life became less of a dream and more of a reality show that gets cancelled after the first episode.
Early morning babysitting gigs.
Midday acting classes and auditions.
Evening restaurant shifts.
Sleep (barely). Repeat.
I started looking for other ways to make money that would allow me to be flexible with my time, and that’s when I stumbled upon this elusive world of online entrepreneurs aka the laptop lifestyle. It was perfect! I could leverage my writing skills, my technology skills, my communication skills, my acting skills to build a business in my own time.
Slowly, the entrepreneur in me started working harder than the actor in me, and the dream transformed.
I became a business owner, an entrepreneur. I started Paige Media and grew it to the point where it could sustain me full-time. For the last two years, I have been working from my home, from libraries, from coffee shops, and from hotel lobbies (anywhere I could get a decent wifi signal).
Now I’m thrilled to announce that Paige Media has its very own office (AKA the Paige Media headquarters) in New York City.
And…(get ready for this)…guess what the address is!
I’ve made my Broadway dreams come true…just not quite in the way I anticipated.
As I sit writing this blog post at my new desk on Broadway, overlooking the Statue of Liberty, I find it refreshing to know that the universe has a sneaky sense of humor.